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Making candy from scratch is a fun kitchen project and makes the best gifts for any holiday. Find your next candy making adventure from chocolate bark and truffles to fudge, marshmallows, and even homemade sprinkles!

  • chocolate covered frozen bananas, copy cat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas on parchment paper

    Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

    Chocolate covered frozen bananas are a copycat version of Trader Joe’s famous ‘Gone Bananas’. It’s one of the simplest (and healthiest) desserts you’ll ever eat!…

  • Cooled peppermint bark pretzels on a piece of parchment paper.

    Peppermint Bark Pretzels

    Peppermint Bark Pretzels are that perfect no bake last minute holiday treat or gift – they’re sweet, salty, crunchy, and so easy to make!…

  • stacked pieces of peanut butter fudge

    Perfect Peanut Butter Fudge in 10 Minutes!

    That’s right, easy peanut butter fudge is ready from start to finish in 10 minutes, with just 5 pantry staples, a spoon and a saucepan. You’ll get the best, creamiest fudge…

  • squares of mom's fudge on a knife

    Mom’s Easy Fudge Recipe

    Mom’s easy fudge is a simple old fashioned recipe for chocolate fudge that’s made in a saucepan without corn syrup, marshmallows, or sweetened condensed milk. This homemade candy takes just minutes…

  • chocolate mediants topped with superfoods

    Dark Chocolate Mendiants

    Dark chocolate mendiants are the healthy way to do dessert ~ these melt in your mouth medallions are made with anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate topped with colorful dried fruits, nuts, and…

  • cashew clusters in a wooden bowl

    Amish White Cashew Clusters

    Amish White Cashew Clusters are a vintage style nut cluster loaded with crunchy toasted cashews ~ they’re easy to make and even easier to devour!…

  • Peppermint Mocha Bark

    Peppermint mocha bark takes its cue from my standing order at Starbucks this month. It’s such an easy candy that makes everybody happy during the holidays, and is the perfect gift…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Last Minute No Bake Holiday Treats

    These lightning fast no bake holiday treats are the best last minute gifts for family, friends, and Santa. And I’ll tell you what, these 11th hour wonders turn out to be…

  • A chocolate hazelnut torrone, sliced

    Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone ~ 3 ingredients!

    My Chocolate Hazelnut Torrone is an Italian fudge that is pure chocolate hazelnut nirvana. It’s made with 3 simple ingredients, but nobody has to know how easy it was to throw…

  • small batch craft chocolates

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America ~ these bean to bar chocolatiers are flourishing in cities all over the US using ethically sourced, single origin, organic cacao to make the most…

  • Slicing homemade maple marshmallows

    Homemade Maple Marshmallows

    Homemade Maple Marshmallows are all natural, no corn syrup marshmallows made with maple syrup ~ instantly upgrade your hot cocoa and other cozy winter sip-ables with these easy refined sugar free…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    12 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes

    12 Homemade Holiday Candy Recipes for homemade gifts that are even easier than navigating an online checkout (cvc’s, promo codes, passwords, CAPTCHA …wouldn’t you rather be melting chocolate?)…

  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with sprinkles

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

    Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are the answer when you need something sweet in a hurry. These chocolate covered pretzels make great treats for holidays, gifts, parties, or just emergency snack attacks.…

  • Bourbon Marshmallows in hot cocoa

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows

    How to Make Bourbon Marshmallows ~ these plush vanilla bean marshmallows are spiked with bourbon, add them to hot cocoa for a sweetly indulgent nightcap.…

  • Jewel Box Truffles on a glass tray

    Jewel Box Truffles

    Jewel Box Truffles ~ I dare you to find a better or easier holiday food gift than these adorable bedazzled chocolates. And the best part? If you can melt chocolate, you…

  • Sugar Plum Fairy Bark on a gold and white plate

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark

    Sugar Plum Fairy Bark ~ a pretty white peppermint confection bedazzled with sprinkles, because a little bling is always appropriate during the holidays.…

  • Easy How To instructions for making swirled chocolate bark

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways!

    Chocolate Bark ~ 15 Ways ~ chocolate bark is the easiest of all homemade candies and probably my favorite. It can be done in a thousand and one ways, here are…

  • sliced Nutcracker Bark on a marble slab

    Easy Nutcracker Bark (with printable recipe tags!)

    Easy Nutcracker Bark ~ crunchy, salty mixed nuts enrobed in lots of dark chocolate. Who wouldn’t want some of that? Nobody, that’s who. And I’ve even included downloadable recipe gift tags…

  • Breaking apart a homemade turtle candy

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy Recipe

    Grandma Kathy’s Homemade Turtle Candy ~ this vintage homemade chocolate candy recipe is straight from grandma’s recipe box, it’s the one she made throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and it’s…

  • Pieces of Buttermilk Pecan Fudge stacked on parchment paper

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge

    Pecan Buttermilk Fudge ~ this creamy white fudge has got a sweet tangy flavor like nothing else I’ve ever tasted. I highly recommend you try this unique treat, you won’t be…

  • A stack of homemade Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark

    Easy Butter Brickle Bark ~ this is it, the ultimate easy peasy homemade candy that you can make for yourself, or for gifts. The prep is just 5 minutes, and it…

  • pieces of homemade salted maple caramel brittle

    Salted Maple Pecan Brittle

    Salted Maple Pecan Brittle ~ this homemade brittle recipe is as easy as pie, made with pure maple syrup (no corn syrup!) toasted pecans, butter, and brown sugar. It’s all natural…

  • hands holding a glass bowl with cocoa powder and a chocolate truffle

    Hot Chili Pepper Truffles

    These Hot Chili Pepper Truffles are made with a dark chocolate ganache spiced up with cayenne pepper for a unique homemade candy with a kick!…

  • What to Make Now: Last Minute Snacks for Santa

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas…did you remember to make something for Santa? Here are a few easy last minute Christmas Eve snacks for Santa to ensure that your house doesn’t get…

  • Easy Grand Marnier Truffle Recipe

    What to Make Now: Chocolate Truffles

    Homemade Chocolate Truffles ~ it’s a happy coincidence for chocolate lovers everywhere that the most decadent chocolate candy on the planet is also the easiest to make. Here are some of…

  • toasted hazelnut bark, cut in pieces

    Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark

    Easy 2 Ingredient Toasted Hazelnut Bark ~ don’t let the 2 ingredient part fool you…this easy chocolate bark is a killer homemade candy worthy of those at the tippy-top of this…

  • Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

    Detox Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups ~ when I need a little something sweet but don’t want to wreck my diet with a pint of ice cream or a stack of…

  • Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate homemade holiday gift! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

    How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ this is it guys, the ultimate decadent treat made right in your own kitchen! These DIY hazelnut chocolate truffles are going to make…

  • Making Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge

    Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge capitalizes on one of the world’s great flavor combos ~ this homemade fudge is sophisticated, quick and easy, and definitely giftable.…

  • Cashew Tiger Butter is an irresisitible combination of chocolate and cashew butter! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Easy Cashew Tiger Butter

    Cashew Tiger Butter ~ this delicious chocolate and cashew butter bark is fun to make and even more fun to eat! Let the kids help you swirl the layers together!…

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